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Development Cooperation

Development Cooperation

More than 200 experts discussed how to improve torture investigation and documentation in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dmitry Nurumov

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), a Consortium Partner of the EU Project “Promotion of Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan”, has co-organised the international High Level Conference “Istanbul Protocol Implementation: Transforming Regional Experiences into International Norms for Effective Torture Investigation and Documentation” from 21 to 22 September 2016 in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic.

The BIM co-organised three working sessions of the conference dealing with legal aspects of the Istanbul Protocol, an important instrument in the field in investigation and documentation of torture.

Kyrgyz General Prosecutor’s Office Delegation visiting Latvia to share experiences on human rights and rule of law in the framework of criminal law

From 14 to 16 June 2016 a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic visited Riga to learn about the Latvian experiences in strengthening human rights and the rule of law in the framework of criminal law.

EU Rule of Law project: Visit of High Level Delegation from Kyrgyzstan to Vienna (24 to 27 April 2016)

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) welcomed a joint delegation of the Kyrgyz Parliament led by Galina Skrikina (MEP and Chair of the Committee for Constitutional Law, Legislature and Human Rights) and the Kyrgyz Ombudsman office, led by Ombudsman Kubatbek Otorbaev, in Vienna.

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2nd chance or last chance?

Sustainable Development Goals

We cordially invite you to the second panel discussion of the semester: “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2nd chance or last chance?” on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoß Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna). The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in Austria.

Juridicum, Dachgeschoß

Continuation of successful cooperation with Kyrgyz partners in EU Rule of Law project


After establishing a common basis of trust and cooperation with the Kyrgyz project partners in the EU financed Rule of Law project in Kyrgyzstan, the next steps were taken: In a process based on the human rights based approach (HRBA)* an in-depth analysis of the mandates of the Kyrgyz partner institutions (Ombudsman, Prosecutor’s Office, Parliament, Ministry of Justice), building on the partners’ inputs, has been elaborated during the past months.

Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights: social rights violations in 41 countries

European Committee of Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its annual conclusions for 2014, showing 252 violations of the European Social Charter, a counterpart to the European Convention on Human Rights in the social and economic fields, across 41 Council of Europe member states.

The conclusions show large disparities in the national social legislations. While the Committee found violations in all countries, the number of violations was exceptionally high in countries such as Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Most countries share a non-compliance with the Charter standards on minimum wage. Regarding another critical right, the right to strike, a number of countries such as Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Ukraine were found to be in non-conformity.